1987. Item #A6160
Wollheim, Richard. Painting as an Art. Princeton University Press 1987. 382p, 388 ills. (30 in color). Very good hardcover in very good d.j. ** Important art historical study of the nature of painting practiced as an art--"the transformation of a physical material into a medium, and the production of meaning," i.e., "what the artist does" and "what the spectator sees." Wollheim "distinguishes different kinds of pictorial meaning" by way of interpretations of Titian, Poussin, Ingres, Manet, Picasso, and de Kooning. (The A.W. Mellon Lectures in the Fine Arts, 1984; Bollingen Series XXXV 33) Heavy; shipping/handling may be extra. Please keep this in mind when ordering.